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Contracting is on the rise - the Mobile Economy is here to stay and now is the time for organisations to embrace it.

Benefits of hiring contractors

Fast impact

Contractors can hit the ground running and provide immediate solutions.

Short notice periods

Working on an urgent project? A contractor can start as soon as tomorrow.

Financial savings

Hiring contractors is cost effective and friendly to your bottom line in the long run.

Trial new roles

You can trial a potential permanent role without making long-term commitments.

FAQsWhat you need to know about hiring contractors

The business uncertainty generated by COVID-19 has meant that many companies are pausing their perm recruitment processes. Hiring contractors is becoming a more popular solution to manage workload while retaining the flexibility to adapt to changing business conditions. Naturally, the impact of COVID-19 varies greatly between industries and businesses and will continue to develop over time.

Contractors add value to your business without incurring substantial risks and addressing headcount costs and issues. They can be hired to cover permanent staffers’ holidays, project based, parental leave, as well as an extra pair of hands during busy periods. Furthermore, they help to maintain day-to-day tasks while you recruit for a permanent role.

The hourly compensation for hiring contractors might seem higher when compared to a permanent role, but there are other factors to take into consideration, such as flexibility and employee benefits. Since contracting provides greater flexibility in this regard, it can thus be a more cost-effective strategy in the long run.

We offer a dedicated payroll service so that your contractors will be paid on time and accurately, while reducing the administrative burden on your business.

Contractors are typically hired for short-term work. As such, integrating company culture might be more challenging. Furthermore, some contractors work for several clients at the same time, which means that it might be harder to retain their services in the long run.

Michael Page is part of PageGroup, a global leader in recruitment with 141 offices in 36 countries. Whether you’re seeking experts for project work or professionals to cover busy periods, our specialist consultants will source the best talent. Our pool of contract talent is highly skilled and ready to start work in your business at short notice. In some cases, we can even offer same-day turnarounds. Our consultants manage the entire recruitment process, so that you can focus on the day-to-day running of your business.